Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

Unconscious Bias is an opinion or a decision, made by a person, which deviates from the right one because of our emotions, influence by others, or other factors. Typically a stereotype that influences our decisions/judgments on how we engage with others. In our daily life or workplace, it is pretty common, given the repetition of our schedule, habits, and working with the same people.

In fact, sometimes, our gut feeling is also considered unconscious bias. It is thus said to be more aware, that is, more conscious of such feeling so as to add objectivity to our decisions.